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Jon Fine: Indie Rock is Beautiful, Even When Your Band Sucks

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bitch Magnet guitarist and author talks about his definition of indie rock, why he gave his ears to rock and roll, and why you can always find "the guy" on tour. 


Courtney Barnett, In The Greene Space

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Australian songwriter performs songs from her latest album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, in the Greene Space at WNYC.


Mexrrissey: Mexico Loves Morrissey, Live At RadioLoveFest

Monday, May 18, 2015

Spearheaded by electronic musician and leader of the Mexican Institute of Sound, Camilo Lara, hear a night of Morrissey songs reinterpreted at BAM during RadioLoveFest.


Mac McCaughan: Superchunk's Frontman Goes Solo On 'Non-Believers'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Watch the Superchunk guitarist and singer perform songs from his solo debut, Non-Believers, plus an older favorite in the Soundcheck studio.


Tennis: Rhythmic Indie 'Ritual'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The band performs songs from its latest album, 2014's Ritual In Repeat, in the Soundcheck studio.


Noel Gallagher: Still Flying High

Monday, May 11, 2015

The British rock icon talks to Soundcheck about "god-awful" modern sounds, The Smiths, and soccer. 


An Outsider At Home: Why Morrissey's Big With Mexicans

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Host John Schaefer talks to Latino USA's Nadia Reiman about the roots of one of pop music's strangest affinities. 


Squarepusher: Upending Expectations Of Electronic Dance Music

Friday, May 01, 2015

The "intelligent dance music" artist performs songs from his latest project, Damogen Furies, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Appreciation Versus Ambulance-Chasing: Why the Media Gets 'R.I.P.' Wrong

Friday, May 01, 2015

Soundcheck host John Schaefer posts this short audio essay on the fine line between timely appreciation of an artist's passing...and just getting the story wrong.


Art Alexakis And Everclear: 'I've Still Got A Lot of Rage in Me'

Monday, April 27, 2015

The alt-rock stalwarts perform an acoustic session in the Soundcheck studio. 


Anonymous 4 Bids Farewell With Songs From 1865

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In its last touring season, beloved a cappella ensemble performs selections from its latest album,1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War in the studio.


Public Service Broadcasting: A Space Age Electronic Dance Party

Friday, April 10, 2015

The London duo marries retro-leaning electronic dance music with archival broadcasts and clips from NASA communications on The Race For Space. Watch the band in the Soundcheck studio.


Josh Rouse Gets Back Together with Himself

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The restless songwriter visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new album, 'The Embers of Time.'

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Young Fathers: Status Quo Challenging Scottish Hip-Hop

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Mercury Prize-winning hip-hop group performs songs from its just-released new album, White Men Are Black Men Too, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Filmmaker Alex Gibney: 'Sinatra Grew Up With America'

Monday, March 30, 2015

The award-winning filmmaker turns his lens on the towering icon of the American songbook in a new HBO documentary.


The Lone Bellow, Live In The Greene Space

Friday, March 27, 2015

Watch the Brooklyn-based folk band's perform selections from its sophomore record Then Came The Morning  from WNYC's Greene Space.

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Pierre Boulez Picks 10 Great Works of the 20th Century

Thursday, March 26, 2015

On the occasion of the great composer's 90th birthday, listen to the performances that he thinks are the most important of the last century. 

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Death Cab For Cutie Finds Art In Repairing Something Broken

Monday, March 23, 2015

Singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard and bassist Nick Harmer go deep on the indie rock band's latest record, Kintsugi.


Jen Larson And Deep River: Revitalizing Bluegrass In Brooklyn

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hear the bluegrass songwriter perform two of her own songs as well as a musical “gutpunch” from the repertoire of the celebrated Stanley Brothers.


Unlikely Savior For the Music Industry: Your 12-Year-Old

Thursday, March 12, 2015

As the music industry struggled to keep older buyers and fans, it's discovered that tweens are the ultimate renewable resource —  as long as the artists sort of act their age.